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Leslies Bar, Newington, Edinburgh

Pub added by elizabeth mcgraw
45 Ratcliffe Terrace
Phone: 01316677205

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Brainy Pool left this review about Leslies Bar

fantastic two sided pub with a beautiful looking bar in between. Efficient friendly staff and a real proper drinkers pub atmosphere to the place. A pub you could easily spend a night in. Excellent pint of Landlord too.

On 6th December 2019 - rating: 10
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Ian Mapp left this review about Leslies Bar

Unchanged pub from 1899 - with a central bar that takes some getting too... the snob screens on the left hand side mean you cannot see the beers - the alternative is to fight your way through the bar hangers on stools on the right hand side.

Plenty of old school pub memorabilia to look at.

Was in the 2018 Good Beer Guide but not the 2019.

Timothy Taylor Landlord a lovely find.

On 13th August 2019 - rating: 9
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hondo . left this review about Leslies Bar

Proper old style interior as described below and well worth the short trip from the city centre. The central island bar serves 6 real ales,"craft keg" and keg.

On 9th November 2013 - no rating submitted
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David Ross left this review about Leslies Bar

As noted in the reviews below, Leslie's is justly famous for its interior architecture and decor. The ornate ceiling is particularly noteworthy, although I wasn't so sure about the current thistle themed wallpaper. It was built in 1899 by noted pub architect P. L. Henderson and the mahogany island bar is apparently almost unaltered since then. Mainly a drinking pub, with six real ales and several malt whiskies on offer, but no substantial food in evidence.

On 14th December 2011 - rating: 9
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E TA left this review about Leslies Bar

Leslie's is a fantastic little Victorian pub just to the South of the City Centre, a few minutes walk from the Royal Mile. The features described below make it an architectural and aesthetic gem, while its beer quality is renowned - it is a GBG regular. The staff make everyone welcome, and the locals are friendly. Four ales on, I thoroughly enjoyed a pint of Caledonian and would happily have gone through the 3 guest beers if time had allowed. Well worth seeking out for a quiet pint or two and would be a great place spend a lunchtime or to start a crawl.

On 2nd November 2010 - rating: 7
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Clive Thompson left this review about Leslies Bar

This is a wonderfully decorative pub that I believe is on the CAMRA National Inventory. Certainly those with a liking for beautiful pub interiors should seek it out. To the right of the entrance is a traditional bar counter whilst going to the left and through to the snug you'll find a wood and glass panelled bar with four serving hatches rather like train station ticket booths. There's a nice decorative ceiling and hanging chandeliers provide low lighting. There are separate panelled rooms leading off each of the two bars decorated with old oil paintings. I believe the architect was the same one who designed the Abbotsford in Rose St. The seating is comfortable and the tables are small with inlaid brass/copper. Everything is clean and tidy and with four handpumps this place is a must visit. From the City Centre you can get there on bus numbers 42 or 67.

On 16th January 2010 - rating: 10
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